City Council Approves Fifth Third Arena Expansion In Near West Side

The Chicago City Council has approved the expansion of the Fifth Third Arena at 301 S Damen Avenue in the Near West Side. Replacing a vacant lot adjacent to the existing building, the new structure was approved by the Plan Commission earlier this year as well. The development comes directly from Chicago Blackhawks who are working with Kansas City-based Generator Studio on its design.

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View of 1257 W Roosevelt Road at Roosevelt Square 3B. Rendering by DesignBridge

1257 W Roosevelt Road Continues to Rise in Little Italy

Construction at 1257 W Roosevelt Road in Little Italy has now reached its fourth floor, with Related Midwest and the Chicago Housing Authority overseeing the development. The six-story mixed-use structure is part of the broader Roosevelt Square Phase 3B project, which includes three other buildings. This project offers a combination of homes, shops, and the soon-to-open National Museum of Public Housing. Once finished, Roosevelt Square will have 2,441 housing units for both single and multi-family living.

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